The Pixel 4a could be Google’s first affordable phone to offer wireless charging.

What you need to know

  • Pixel 4a renders published by case maker ESR suggest the phone will arrive with wireless charging support.
  • The renders also reveal a square camera module and a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.
  • Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 4a on July 13.

Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a is expected to be the first major rival to Apple’s iPhone SE 2020. While Google hasn’t confirmed a release date for the phone yet, it is rumored to be announced on July 13. It is expected to start at just $ 349, which would make it more affordable than its main rival. Despite a lower price tag, however, the Pixel 4a may still offer plenty of great features to lure consumers.

UK-based smartphone case maker ESR Gear has leaked a new set of renders showing the Pixel 4a, hinting at support for wireless charging. While a few previous leaks had given us a clear look at the phone’s design, it is the first time that the wireless charging feature has been revealed. Since the iPhone SE 2020 supports wireless charging, it certainly makes sense for Google to offer the feature on the Pixel 4a. However, these aren’t official renders, and no substantial evidence confirming wireless charging support on the Pixel 4a has surfaced yet.

The case renders also reaffirm all the key design highlights, including a square camera module on the back of the phone. Unlike the Pixel 4 series, however, the Pixel 4a will only have a single rear camera. It will also come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a hole-punch cutout on the top-left corner.

Google is rumored to announce the Pixel 4a on July 13, although the phone isn’t expected to begin shipping until early August.

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